Alexis Sanchez will need to take a pay cut if he wants to join Inter Milan permanently, sources have told ESPN.
United agreed a short extension to Alexis’ loan at Inter to cover the end of the Serie A campaign after it was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The deal is due to end after the final round of fixtures on Saturday and sources have told ESPN that the Red Devils won’t sanction another short-term arrangement to cover the remaining UEL games in Germany in August.
Inter have declared an interest in signing Sanchez permanently but the Chilean star will have to significantly reduce his demands with his contract worth close to £400,000 per week at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old star still has two years left on his deal at Old Trafford following his move from Arsenal in January 2018.
Sanchez isn’t in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans and United board are open to another long-term loan but would prefer to sell.
Chris Smalling’s loan at Roma is also due to end next week and the Red Devils are waiting on a proposal from the Italian outfit before making a decision on his future.
The centre-back will not be available to play for Roma in the UEL unless a new long-term loan or a permanent transfer can be agreed.
Smalling has impressed at Roma and Ole has not ruled out including the 30-year-old in his roster for next season if another central defender doesn’t arrive in the transfer window.